Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions
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Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): Jeanette Olejnik, Natalka Suchowerska, Muren Herrid, Michael Jackson, Geoff Hinch, Jonathan HillAbstractMany alternatives to surgical castration have been explored to induce short or long term infertility in male animals. Comparatively few have been carefully evaluated in very young production animals. A comparison of four treatments known to deplete testicular cells in rodents (heating, cooling, chemotherapy, radiation) was undertaken using ram lambs.Neither testicular cooling (0 °C) nor heating (45 °C) affected ...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Tsia-Shu Lo, Nagashu Shailaja, Sandy Chua, Ling-Hong Tseng, Chuan-Chi Kao, Ming-Ping WuAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical outcome and identify risk factors for failure of Solyx™ single-incision sling (SIS) in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI).DesignRetrospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2)SettingTertiary referral centerPatientsPatients diagnosed with USI without needing concurrent procedures that underwent continence surgery using the Solyx SIS fr...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
A patient sent me this email.-----Original Message-----From:To: Aniruddha MalpaniSubject: Re: Two ivf cycles failedSir,Can U pls suggest ivf success supplements?Next month I m going for third cycleCan I use mothers Horlicks?How to get good eggs and embryos?Any diet chart before, during and after embryo transfer?Sir, pls kindly suggest meLifelong I will be really thankful to youNow I m taking1. apcod sachets2. Metformin3. Normoz4. Ultra CoQ105. Folic acidMy previous ivf failure reasons are poor quality eggs and embryos, implantation failure and may be unexplained infertility reason Actually, the most likely reason for ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Alice Carvalhais, Joana Araújo, Renato N.Jorge, Kari BøAbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the association between urinary incontinence and disordered eating, in elite female athletes.DesignThis cross-sectional study included 744 young and healthy Portuguese women: 372 elite athletes and 372 age-matched non-athletes, mean age 21 ± 5.3 years.MethodsData regarding clinical, demographic, and sport practice characteristics were collected by questionnaire. The International Consultation on Urin...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOpioids are the cornerstone for pain treatment with significant recent increases in the number of prescriptions. Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a major side effect of opioid therapy. The goal of this review is to examine the current literature on the effects of opioids on male SD (erectile dysfunction [ED], hypogonadism, ejaculatory dysfunction) and infertility.Recent FindingsHigh prevalence of SD exists in men with opioid use as compared to the general population, with an abundance of evidence suggesting an association between opioid use and ED and hypogonadism. There appears to be a role for testoste...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractTesticular apoptotic cell death (TACD) contributes to diabetes  mellitus (DM)-induced male infertility. MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) is a pro-apoptotic RNA that targets sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) which provides protection against complications of (DM). However, the specific role of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unknown. MiR-34a targetsSirt1 mRNA, resulting in apoptosis. However, whether or not SIRT1 is a major target of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unclear. The present study aimed to define the role of miR-34a/SIRT1 in (DM)-induced TACD. C57BL/6 male mice were induced to (DM) by streptozotocin, for a period of 24  ...
Source: Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case suggests a manifestation of the proximal PNS in NMOSD. Thus, NMOSD should be considered as a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with signs of spinal cord disease and additional radicular involvement.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This prospective study confirms the predictive value of normal CTT and normal resting pressure, in the evolution towards spontaneous faecal continence. If CTT is abnormal, irrespective of the ARM, bowel management will be necessary to obtain pseudo-continence. In these cases, ARM is not a designated examination. PMID: 30024699 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
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